Therapy And Wellness News

New research supports hep C treatment for people who use drugs
Global health experts are today are calling for the removal of restrictions preventing people who use drugs from accessing new hepatitis C cures. So long as these restrictions exist, the goal of disease elimination will remain out of reach, they say. They are gathered in Oslo for the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users , where new research continues to highlight not ju ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
Mount Sinai researchers pinpoint when cocaine-addicted individuals are most vu...
New research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai using electroencephalography, or EEG, indicates that adults addicted to cocaine may be increasingly vulnerable to relapse from day two to one month of abstinence and most vulnerable between one and six months. The findings, published online today in JAMA Psychiatry , suggest that the most intense periods of craving for illicit substance ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
Replacing old memories with new for people who fear spiders
A hairy, eight-legged friend creeps out from under the bed just as you are tucking in for the night. Who does not feel just a slight apprehension
Medical News Today - Tue. Sep 6
Conquer Distractions With This Simple Chart
Is the world more distracting Sometimes it seems that way. With our digital devices buzzing, world events demanding our attention, and more things to entertain us than ever before, it certainly seems harder to focus on what s really important. And yet, focus is exactly what it takes to get things done and get ahead. Distraction might appear more available than ever, but it is nothing new. Over 2,0 ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 6
Seven Steps Toward Better Critical Thinking
It s been said that the problems you encounter in life aren t so much from what you don t know, but from what you know for sure that isn t so. Who said it We don t know, although many people are certain that Mark Twain said it. More on that later. For now, why would it be less hazardous to your health , to productivity , to happiness to not know a whole bunch of things than to believe things that ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 6
The Therapeutic Benefits of Beautiful Sights and Things
Here is a comment from a client, Cammy, regarding the relationship between stress , beauty and internet surfing. Details have been changed for privacy purposes. Lately, I cannot work. I move from writing a brief to looking at beautiful things. Velvet pillows, furry rugs, mohair throws. I wonder, are they soft or itchy what is that color, peach, pink I look at beaches, the blue and green water, and ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 6
Selfish Donald Trump versus Selfless Mother Teresa
We live in momentous times. Everyday a new surprise, a new shock, something new to get our heads around.
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 6
Here's How to Stop Dating Bad Boys
If you find yourself locked into a lust ridden on-again-off-again affair and riding the emotional roller coaster - get clear about what the problems are before you get off.
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 6
Over-the-counter head lice treatments are likely to fail
A recent review on head lice treatments available in the United States described a marked decline in the effectiveness of permethrin synergized pyrethrins collectively pyrethroids , likely due to resistance arising from widespread and indiscriminate use over 30 years. The review also noted that the potential toxicity of lindane, and the availability of safer and more effective alternatives, should ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 6
Review highlights the range of negative health effects linked with red meat co...
A new review provides a comprehensive summary of the potential negative health effects of eating red meat. Results from published studies and analyses indicate significant, although weak to moderate, increased risks for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer with the consumption of red meat, especially processed meat. The Journal of Internal Medicine review also notes that the production of r ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 6
JAMA editorial highlights challenges of implementing new TB screening guidelines
An editorial in the Sept. 6, 2016 issue of JAMA accompanies the publication of new US Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF screening recommendations for latent tuberculosis TB infection in primary care settings. The editorial, entitled The Challenge of Latent TB Infection, points out the urgent need for TB-related research to identify new tools and diagnostics that will identify patients who are ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 6
Cesarean birth appears associated with higher risk of obesity in children
Children born by cesarean delivery appear to be at a higher risk of becoming obese, especially within families when compared to their siblings born via vaginal birth, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics . Nearly 1.3 million cesarean deliveries are done annually in the United States. Still, the procedure carries risks for the mother and the baby. Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 6
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